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-class background and i grew up some 20 odd years ago in an environment to meet a hugely difficult for me to be open and honest and upfront with my family, friends and work mates about choices that want to take in life and the people i wanted to see. i was unacceptable 24 years ago. it's unacceptable today. for many hundreds of thousands of people across our country, it remains the case. i'm standing here today to welcome this historic legislation, which will any discrimination, but more crucially send a signal at this house values everyone equally and not signal will deeply affect those people like me 20 years ago who saw this house both equally as the of consent. that was the first time i'd seen on our tv screen and the first time i realized i was not allowed and it changed my life. so as we take this historic step, we should remember thousands of gay man and tran for women were put to death 40 years ago, thousands were criminalized, live strong. 30 years ago. people subject to scientific torment in search of eight cure appeared to come a long way in a short space of time. it's right in my view th
to a school that would provide them with a safe environment in which to learn. to give them an opportunity, in fact, so they could see college as an option. an opportunity that mr. kelly did not have. within two years at a private school, ray caught up to his classmates, and is now a student in college. and his sisters, who are here with us today as well, are attending the preparatory school of d.c. and are on a similar path to opportunity. now, i visited this school yesterday. it is amazing. it is making a real difference in the lives of kids who, without that school, could possibly be lost. and this is what is at stake. because now they have great teachers, terrific administrators, small class sizes, and a mission that said every kid's got to succeed. now, no one should deny ray or his sisters this opportunity. [applause] >> joseph kelly, nor any parent should have to wait for failed education systems, failed school systems, to get their act together. throughout the country, there are some promising signs that we can bring schools and parents together to improve our educational system. s
was to create a partnership with the afghan government a stable environment for long-term political economic and social development. however as we reported that program had not met the primary goal of extending legitimacy of the afghan government nor had i brought the government closer to people nor had it lost its stability. in fact my auditors found that each of the eight provinces with the most activity experienced a dramatic increases in the level of violence in 2006 to 2010. violent state is a useful indicator of stability and in this data has certainly suggested that the program was not achieving its intended goals. likewise in july of last year we issued a report on the afghan infrastructure program which congress created to leverage and coordinate the department of state, department of defense and a.i.d. resources for large-scale infrastructure projects in afghanistan. we found that five of the seven fiscal year 2011 projects were behind schedule and that some of these projects may not achieve the positive coin effect for several years if at all. we also identified some messes where
be adapted to respond to this new threat environment. in the near term we have agreed with the department of state to add 35 new marine security guard detachments -- almost a thousand ma reaches -- over the next two or three years in addition the 152 detachments in place today. we're working with state to identify those specific locations for the new detachments and we'll identify any necessary resource and structure adjustments in order to support this initiative. although there was not a marine security guard detachment posted to the benghazi temporary mission facility, based on our review of all embassy security incidents that occurred in september of 2012, in teunis in cairo in khartoum, we have initiated cord nation with the department of state to expand the marines' role beyond their primary mission of protecting classified information. their primary mission is not providing outside security. their premiere mission is to protect classified inflammation. but we believe that we can try to augment their role into -- in terms of providing greater security and protection as well. this co
already have. some nations are creating environments so attractive to global manufacturers that companies have relocated much of their activities on foreign soil. our global trade imbalance is do growing as we export less and import more. and today the imbalance includes many high-tech products. other nations are changing their policy to become more competitive and so should we. fortunately blazing trails in to new frontiers is what america has always done best. to set the stage for the congress and to understand where america is heading, we have very knowledgeable witnesses testifying before us today. each of them understands both the public and private research and development efforts as well as where our global competitors are headed. members of the committee have the opportunity to work together on policies that will help america stay competitive. and today's hearing is the first step. that concludes my opening statement. and gentlewoman from texas is recognized. >> thank you very much. for holding the hearing and thank you for yesterday's bipartisan retreat. i hope all of us will lis
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